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Medical Research

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  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
  • Police: 18-Year-Old Stole Car At Cemetery, Struck Girl

    Police: 18-Year-Old Stole Car At Cemetery, Struck Girl
    HARTFORD — An 18-year-old who police say stole an occupied car at a Bloomfield cemetery, prompting the 86-year-old passenger to jump out, and struck a 10-year-old Sunday suffers from mental illness, police and family say. Neither the 10-year-old...
  • Smart catheters help doctors navigate the heart

    PHILADELPHIA Joshua M. Cooper inserted a catheter through a vein in Janice McKemey's groin, up through her abdomen and all the way inside her heart. From there, the Temple University Hospital physician pushed the slender device through a wall of tissue...
  • Roche, GSK melanoma pill combinations look similar in showdown

    MADRID (Reuters) - Rival two-pill combinations for melanoma from Roche and GlaxoSmithKline had similarly good results in separate clinical trials, leaving doctors with little to choose between the two skin cancer courses. The latest findings will fuel...
  • New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a 'toxic' side effect

    MADRID (Reuters) - A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern. Drugs that help the body's own immune cells fight tumors are expected to be used in...
  • The medical roller coaster of Hepatis C treatment

    PITTSBURGH Barbara Walter has experienced the full medical odyssey of chronic hepatitis C infection, having faced its every major challenge while benefiting from all of the modern breakthrough treatments. She is one of the lucky few. She is cured, with...
  • Merck immunotherapy drug shows promise in bladder cancer

    MADRID (Reuters) - Merck & Co's new immune system drug Keytruda has produced encouraging results in early tests against bladder cancer, according to a company-sponsored study, prompting the firm to prepare a clinical trial later this year. Keytruda is...
  • Ebola at six months

    It began with a 2-year-old Guinean boy falling mysteriously ill in a remote village in December, and has erupted into the largest, most deadly Ebola epidemic in history. This week, six months after the World Health Organization published its first...
  • Richard F. Thompson dies at 84; USC scientist traced physical aspects of memory

    More than a century ago, Ivan Pavlov showed he could make trained dogs salivate when they heard a bell, invoking the memory of food. But it wasn't until the 1980s that USC neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson cracked the mystery of how those types of...
  • Bristol immune drug shows strong effect in melanoma study

    MADRID (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo produced markedly improved response rates with fewer toxic side effects compared to chemotherapy in a major melanoma study, underscoring its potential as a new treatment option. The data...
  • Hundreds of firms join global hunt for copycat biotech drugs

    (Reuters) - Hundreds of companies around the world are chasing an emerging market for cheaper copies of costly biotech drugs, with more than 700 so-called biosimilars now in development or already approved, according to a major study of the sector....